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Global Thinker 2017

December 5, 2017

Ronald Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, has been honoured with a 2017 Global Thinker Award by Foreign Policy magazine.

“In a year when the full scope of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is just beginning to be fully understood, Citizen Lab’s work to understand covert digital campaigns, including the Kremlin’s efforts to manipulate public opinion, has never been more crucial,” the magazine writes.

The magazine’s ninth annual celebration of 100 leaders also includes French President Emmanuel Macron, whistleblower and network security expert Chelsea Manning, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, and San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.

The full U of T News article is available here.